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Trader Vic’s Mai Tais on United

OK, we may be a bit late on this one, but it still needs to be noticed. Back in August, United Airlines began serving Trader Vic’s famous Mai Tai and Polynesian-inspired meals on flights to and from Hawaii. For us coach travelers, we will be able to purchase several different items inspired by the Trader.

This venture was recently one of the top brand extensions of 2006 by BrandWeek and brand agency TippingSprug. That means … Read more

DragonBar – San Francisco

Happy New Year.

This, the first post of 2007 goes to Ashley, Tara and the rest of the gang at the DragonBar for the awesome New Years Eve Party they threw.

Located in the heart of North Beach, this club has been around since 2003 and has become a mainstay of this now rejuvenated area of San Francisco. I’ve been here on many occasions, having worked just down the street at one point. This event … Read more

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Champagne Cocktails

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New Years Eve is just a few short days away, so get that bubbly chilled and ready to toast 2007. Champagne is great straight, but mixing it up can really help out the not-so-good stuff. Making champagne cocktails also is great for leftover bubbly. Apparently, sugar will help revive the bubbles in flat champagne. The original champagne cocktail is made with a sugar cube soaked with angostura bitters. The recipe has changed little since it’s … Read more

Butch McGuire’s – Chicago

A few years ago, I spent a week at a buddies place in Chicago. A short walk from his place is the Gold Coast and Michigan Avenue, at that juncture of these two areas sits … Read more

This Week’s Drink – Bahareita

Happy Friday! This week’s drink comes to us from an anonymous reader who swears that the combination of cherries, Patron and chocolate milk sounds terrible, but tastes wonderful. It even helps with a hangover. Perfect for the holiday week we are embarking on today. Cheers!

Onto the Drink…

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The 100 Absolutes

Absolut is running a cool ad campaign, The 100 Absolutes. Absolut is asking us all to rate the Absolutes on 100 topics in 6 Categories: Culture, Fashion, Food & Drink, Science & Tech, People & Places and Miscellaneous.

I gravitated to the food & drink category. Pictured above are the 8 choices for Absolute Cocktail. Drink of the Week readers seem to favor the Appletini, personally I like a Vodka Martini. My Picks in other … Read more

Cocktail Eats – Goat Cheese Fondue

This great appetizer was discovered at Luna Park in San Francisco and is very easy to make for a party, or as a prelude to dinner.

This picture comes from eatingLA, about eating in LA, and their review of the Luna Park’s branch office in LA. This site is a must read for anyone looking for good eats in Los Angeles.

Here’s the recipe we cobbled together from talking to the staff, downing many orders … Read more

Save the Mistletoe

Smirnoff Ice is running a fun campaign this year, “Save the Mistletoe” aimed at saving all the Mistletoe from certain death. The lined up a group of celebrities to sing a benefit song & video (à la “We Are the World”) including Erik Estrada, Downtown Julie Brown and Kato Kaelin. They also put together a funny exposé video on the Mistletoe industry. For those of use who want to do our part, a Mistletoe Conversion … Read more

Ultimate Home Bar Setup

What can be said about this package from kegworks. You won’t find this complete of a bar set anywhere else. Just add alcohol & ice and your open for business. This kit contains:

    6 – 1 oz. Shot Glasses
    24 – Palm Tree Stirrers
    24 – Pink Flamingo Stirrers
    Box of 1000 5″ Drink Stirrers/Straws
    Margarita Glass Rimmer
    12 – Black Bottle Pourers
    Jigger (1 oz. x 1 1/2 oz.)
    Stainless Steel Condiment Tray
    Set … Read more

Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide to Great American Writers

Author Mark Bailey and illustrator Edward Hemingway (a grandson of the man himself), collaborated on this clever book that explores the drinking habits of some of America’s greatest writers. The book features a host of classic writers and the cokctail that they have become synonymous with their name. Such lumineries as Hemingway (cocktail: Mojito), Faulkner (cocktail: Mint Julep) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (cocktail: Gin Rickey).

This book is more than a bartending guide, with drinking … Read more

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